The first Farm to Table Community Dinner will take place at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora this Saturday.
Three students representing individual Tuolumne County High Schools and the National FFA Organization were Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
Anthony Kellogg from Summerville High School, Amanda Mena from Sonora High School and Megan Temple from Don Pedro High School, all spoke about the National FFA Organization (Future Farmers of America) and their involvement with their high school agricultural programs.
The general public is invited this Saturday to the Sierra Building at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds with the social hour beginning at 5:30 PM and the full dinner will be served after 6:30 PM.
The dinner includes chicken raised by the local students, rice, vegetables, salad and apple cake.
The evening will bring together all aspects of local agriculture in Tuolumne County as well as highlight the three FFA programs at the local high schools.
According to the students, the dinner will kick off National FFA Week.
Saturday’s dinner will also include a live auction, a silent auction and several raffle items. Profits will be divided between the three Tuolumne County high schools.
The students themselves are unable to actually serve the tables because alcohol will be available for the diners. However, students will offer raffle tickets and help in other areas throughout the evening.
The very limited supply of tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at Sonora’s ag department, Don Pedro’s ag dept (209) 918-1907 or Summerville’s ag department at (209) 768-3727.
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45 on AM 1450 and FM 102.7 KVML.